What we’re reading and recommending this week. We add to this post throughout the week and look for your suggestions in the comments.
Monday, January 14
Funding Innovations That Break the Mold (Lateefah Simon and Timothy Silard, SSIR) How funders can support bold, emerging leaders and their cutting-edge ideas.
Tuesday, January 15
The Reverse Site Visit: A Day in the Life of Our Program Officer (Charis Loh, CEP Blog) Shadowing Lindsay and spending time with her colleagues gave me an inside look into the realities of working at a foundation.
Wednesday, January 16
Four Lessons on Connecting Leaders of Social Change (Kavitha Mediratta, SSIR) A transnational program focused on equality shows that engaging with conflict and difference is vital to the growth and effectiveness of social movements and broader change.
Thursday, January 17
General Operating Support and Relinquishing the Illusion of Control (Karen FitzGerald, CEP Blog) Foundations have an image problem. Or, more accurately, a self-image problem.
Friday, January 18
Collaborative Philanthropy Magnifies the Impact of Marine Giving (Sandra Cyr, Philanthropy Journal) Protecting and restoring the health of the earth’s oceans is a major challenge, but our foundations – The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The Moore Charitable Foundation – are encouraged by the success we are seeing with support for the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) through innovative, collaborative philanthropy that magnifies the power of our giving.